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Clear Creek Springs in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

First Camp Site In Kentucky

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Photographed By Craig Doda, July 27, 2020
1. First Camp Site In Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Thomas Walker and 5 companions. employed by the Loyal Land Company, came into this region April 14, 1750, to locate lands for settlement in these western reaches of Virginia. His 1750 journal relates that he established a camp at this spot and spent 3 days here, hunting and fishing. He then moved on to the river, which he named Cumberland River. Walker preceded Daniel Boone in Kentucky by 16 years.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1750.
Location. 36° 44.221′ N, 83° 41.867′ W. Marker is in Clear Creek Springs, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is on Paula Drive (County Road 190) just west of U.S. 25E, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Paula Dr, Pineville KY 40977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henderson Settlement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naming of the Cumberland River (approx. half a mile away); Wilderness Road Cemetery (approx. half a
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mile away); Chained Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Wilderness Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Invasion and Retreat (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mountain Gateway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bell County War Dead Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 82 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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